The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNS), BRAC University is pleased to invite you to a seminar to be held on Tuesday, 25 August, 2015, at 10:00am in Room # UB21511. The seminar, entitled, “Renewable Energy Transition—Now! Recent Advances in Technology, Applications, Financing and Policy” will be presented by Sajed Kamal, EdD, at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA.
Short biography of the speaker:
Sajed Kamal, EdD, author of The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future (Earthscan 2011) and The Untapped Energy Mine: The Revolutionary Scope of Renewable Energy to Fight Climate Change, Revitalize the Economy and Gain Energy Independence for Bangladesh (Scholars Publishers, Bangladesh, 2010), teaches in the Sustainable International Development Program at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and has been involved in the field internationally for more than thirty years, setting up projects in the USA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Armenia and El Salvador. In Bangladesh, he conceived and implemented the pioneering "A Photovoltaic Pilot Program for Bangladesh" (1989-1991), and was the principal planner and Consultant to the "BRAC Solar Energy Program for Sustainable Development" (1997-2000). He is the author of the pamphlet Photovoltaics: A Global Revolution & Its Scope for Bangladesh (UBINIG: Policy Research For Development Alternative, Bangladesh, 1989). In 2007 he was awarded Boston “Mayor’s First Annual Green Award for Community Leadership in Energy and Climate Protection”, in 2008 a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and in 2012 the “Rachel Carson Award” by Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light. “The Greener Issue” of The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine on September 28, 2008, featured him as one of the “Six local heroes whose work is having rippling effects—at home and far away—in making the world a better place.”